The following is general information and frequently asked questions. Please note that this page may be updated w/o notice, so please check back prior to attending the fest.
All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. No pets. No children. No exceptions.
NOTE: By purchasing fest tickets or attending the fest, all attendees agree to any and all rules, restrictions, and forfeit any claims of liability as outlined below or on related fest pages.
Where can I buy tickets?
When available, and while they last, tickets will be on sale via Eventbrite.
I need to refund or change my tickets.
Tickets for sessions that are not sold out yet may also be available at the door (cash only), while they last. However we highly encourage buying tickets in advance.
As posted: NO refunds. NO exchanges/transfers. NO exceptions.
I have another question or issue with my tickets.
First, check the Eventbrite help page. Still need help? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your contact and order info.
My name or someone else's name appears on all of my tickets. Is this OK?
Again: NO refunds. NO exchanges/transfers. NO exceptions.
Yes, so long as the ticket is valid when scanned in. You can also change the names on your tickets via the Eventbrite help page.
When do tickets ship?
Physical tickets will NOT be shipped. A PDF Ticket will be emailed to you by Eventbrite. If you didn't get one, please visit the Eventbrite help page. You MUST print and bring this ticket to the event, where it will be scanned / verified.
What's included with the ticket price?
All beer tastings (please practise moderation; security takes notice), PLA tasting cup and fest guide; while supplies last. Food is not included. Access to educational events is not guaranteed.
How do I get to the venue?
The Seaport World Trade Center is located at 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA. You can take the MBTA Silver Line directly to the World Trade Center Station or take a quick walk from South Station off of the MBTA Red Line.
What are the event times?
Doors open at the begining time, beer stops at the ending time.
How many people will be at the event?
Attendees are encouraged to queue in line up to a half an hour before doors open.
- Session A (Friday; 6-9:30pm)
- Session B (Saturday; 1-4:30pm)
- Session C (Saturday; 6-9:30pm)
Our current capacity is 5,000 attendees per session.
Are there any differences between sessions?
For the most part the beer line-ups will be the same, however all beers are subject to change and availability.
Will there be food at the fest?
Yes. For an additional cost, the Seaport World Trade Center will be selling food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Do you have a floor plan listing where the brewers will be?
Yes. Our official fest guide will have a map with a list of brewers and their booth numbers. The guide is available for free at the fest.
Will there be parking?
We don't recommend that you drive to the fest, but you can park your car in the Seaport Garage or one of the many nearby lots if necessary.
Can I bring a bag or backpack?
All bags/carrying items will be subject to search. Backpacks are not allowed. Security will have the final say on all items brought into the fest.
Will there be a coat or bag check?
No. There is not coat or bag check at this fest.
Do you offer a Designated Driver program?
We don't. We feel that DD programs promote abstinence vs. responsible drinking. We recommend that all fest attendees plan accordingly, drink in moderation, and use public transportation to get to your final destination safely. Boston is also a great city with plenty to offer your non-drinking friend while they wait for you during the fest.
Are children allowed?
No. This is a 21+ w/ valid ID event. No minors due to venue safety concerns. This includes newborns, infants, toddlers, kids, teenagers, or any other variation of someone under 21.
Can I buy beer at the fest?
No. It's illegal for brewers to sell (and giveaway) beer at the fest.
Can I bring beer (to trade) to the fest?
No. Doing so will raise security and legal issues that could result in confiscation of the beer and your being asked to leave the fest.
I would like to distribute info or product at your fest.
Any form of soliciting will result in your immediate removal from the fest and/or disposal of related materials.
Re: Lost & Stolen Items
BeerAdvocate, Harpoon Brewery, ACBF and the venue will not be held liable for any and all lost or stolen items. Please keep your personal items secure.
BeerAdvocate, Harpoon Brewery, ACBF and the venue will not be held liable for any and all damages caused by attendees to themselves, others or property during or after the event.